Paleo Again l Jeri’s Corner: Food and Fitness

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Happy 2013!

I took a little time away from my blog to put my list of the good and the bad of 2012 into perspective.  One ritual is to derive the lessons learned from each experience. The second part of the ritual is to study the lessons and then burn it to never be rehashed again. Bring on 2013!  Goal planning is the best part of starting a New Year.

I have decided to change things up just a bit, at least for the first three months of the year.   I will be going back to Paleo.  If you recall, I did try eating Paleo for a couple of months and I did not feel good while eating ‘like’ a cave woman.  I realize that part of the problem could have been that I did not measure my portions as I normally would.  This time around I will weigh my meals and make an effort to eat grass-fed meats that I also did not comply with 100% of the time.

I will use this space as a daily log of my food, progress, workouts and photos.

Week 1 (1/1):

Breakfast

  • 2 Fried Eggs, in coconut oil
  • 1 slice of toasted Almond Bread
  • 1/2 Organic Apple
  • Vitamins: Enzymes, Bee Pollen, Wild Blueberry Extract, CLA and OPTI-Woman Multi-Vitamins

The Almond Bread can be found at Julian Bakery as well as  Coconut Bread.
Lunch

  • Small Salad with 1/4 Avocado, 2 Artichoke Hearts, fresh juice of 1/2 lemon and one tablespoon of EVOO
  • 4oz Wild Caught Baked Salmon seasoned with fresh lime juice, Cumin, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder.
  • Vitamins: Enzymes, Flaxseed Oil, Oil of Oregano, Spirulina
Salmon and Salad

Salmon and Salad

Dinner

  • 4 oz Flank Steak seasoned with Cayenne Pepper, Red Pepper, Jerk Seasoning, Smoked Paprika, Oregano and marinated for two days
  • Small Salad, same as above
  • 2 oz baked sweet potato
Flank Steak and Salad

Flank Steak and Salad

Snacks

Cranberry Orange Macadamia Scones.  A good friend passed me her issue of Paleo Magazine, Dec/Jan 2012.   On page 55 is a beautiful picture of theses scones.  Here is what they look like…Tasty Snack!

Cranberry Orange Macadamia Scones

Cranberry Orange Macadamia Scones

CROSSFIT WORKOUT

Today, I tried to tackle “Barbara”.  Unfortunately, I injured my shoulder about a little over a month.  I had stopped doing anything using my shoulder and focused on my lower body.  I thought for sure that it would be better by now, but it’s not.  I could barely perform 5 pull-ups.  Oddly enough my shoulder does not hurt when I perform other lifts.  So I substituted the 20 Pull-ups for 20 Thrusters.  Today’s workout went like this:

  • 20 Thrusters
  • 30 Push ups
  • 40 Sit ups
  • 50 Air Squats

You are to perform this set 5 times for time, with a 3 minute rest in between each set.  I forgot to record my time, but each time this is performed you should be getting quicker.  For my warm up, I ran 400m, performed a first baseman stretch, overhead squats and performed 100 double unders.  Watch for my workout tomorrow.

What is your CHALLENGE?

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